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OFFERING OPTIONS

 

Thank you for your new or continued generosity towards God’s mission at Sharon Lutheran Church. 

IN-PERSON:  drop in offering plate

TEXT TO GIVE:  Just text to 73256, hit next, type (with no spaces) Sharon1720, hit send. You will receive a message to click the link to complete your gift to Sharon Lutheran Church.

MAIL A CHECK:  1720 S. 20th Street, Grand Forks, ND  58201

ONLINE GIVING: www.sharonlutheran.org/giving

JOIN US FOR LENTEN MEALS

We will be serving soup dinners from 5:15—6:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening throughout Lent (2/22—3/29) The meals will consist of soup, bread, and desserts, along with crackers, coffee, and water.   We will need volunteers to help serve and also furnish desserts. There will be signup sheets at the Welcome Center.  Menu will be as follows:

 

Feb. 22 - Chicken Noodle

March 1 - Vegetable Beef

March 8 - Fellowship Team Chili Cook Off

March 15 - Ham and corn chowder

March 22 - Chicken Wild Rice

March 29 - Knoephla

 

You may also volunteer to help in the making of our meals. Watch the weekly bulletins as Lent approaches for more information. All proceeds form our meals will go to the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack event in March.

 

SHARON UNIVERSITY

 

Please contact Steve DeKrey (sdekrey@sharonlutheran.org) to register for a class.

Deacon Jamie—Echo the Story

New Testament

Online only: Sunday, January 29—7:00pm 

Online only: Wednesday, February 15—7:00pm

In Person: Sunday, February 26—7:00pm

 

Steve DeKrey—The Book of Jonah Bible Study

Monday, February 6 —7:00pm

Monday, February 13 —7:00pm

 

Pastor Tawanda—Zimbabwe:  The People, The Culture, My Story

Thursday, February 16 — 6:00pm

Thursday, February 23 — 6:00pm

 

Dave Berger—Mental Health Matters

Wednesday, March 1—7:15pm

Wednesday, March 8—7:15pm

Wednesday, March 15—7:15pm

Wednesday, March 22—7:15pm

 

Pastor Karen—ELCA Social Statement on Human

Sexuality Gift and Trust

Held weekly on Wednesdays—February 1 through March 29—7:15pm-8:15pm

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"WELCOME TO BAPTISM" ORIENTATION

If you are planning a baptism in your family, plan to come to a one-hour orientation called “Welcome to  Baptism” on Sunday, February 19th at 4:00pm in the church lounge. Please enter through door #1.  To register for the class, please call the church office by Friday before the class at 772-3122. or email the church office at: office@sharonlutheran.org; or speak to one of the pastors.  Sponsors are welcome too in addition to parents.

 

SHARON LUTHERAN NURSERY

The Sharon Lutheran Nursery is open for families to use. The nursery is not staffed. Parents and guardians must supervise their children at all times while using the nursery. Please pick up after yourselves and clean up any messes for which you are responsible. A breastfeeding room can be accessed through the nursery. Please use the changing tables in the public restrooms for diaper changes. Thank you!  - The Lay Ministry Team

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SHARON BOOK GROUP

Sharon Lutheran’s Book Group will meet at 7:00pm on December 6, 2022 in Celebration Hall and via Zoom.  The following are a list of books for the 2022-2023 season:

 

Book to Read for February 21

    Title: The Last Green Valley    By: Mark Sullivan

 

Book to Read for March 21

    Title: A Pivot in Time   By: Douglas E. Richards

 

Book to Read for April 18

    Title: The Memory Box    By: Kathryn Huges

 

Book to Read for May 16

    Title: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared    By: Jonas Jonasson

 

Book for Summer 2023 on September 19, 2023

    Title: The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Series Book 2)   By: Stieg Larsson

Please contact Rod Gigstad for more information @ gigstad@gmail.com

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SOUPER BOWL OF CARING 2023

The SOUPER BOWL will be held on Sunday, February 12th. The Community Connections Team is sponsoring our own SHARON LUTHERAN SOUPER BOWL to collect cans of soup and other non-perishable food items for the St. Joseph’s Food pantry.

 

So INTERCEPT an empty brown bag from an usher or at the Souper Bowl table in the Narthex (or bring your own bag) filled with food items to help those in our community who suffer from hunger. We will be starting on Sunday, January 15th. Make a FIRST DOWN by bringing your food items and placing them on or by the table or by making a cash donation in an envelope (on the Souper Bowl table). Place your envelope with the check in a collection plate or take it to the office. Let’s see how many TOUCHDOWNS we can score by getting your donations to Sharon by Souper Bowl Sunday or the following Wednesday.

 

We had our best SOUPER BOWL in 2019 when we collected 604lbs of food and $378 in donations for the St. Joseph’s Pantry. Help us SCORE against hunger as you put your faith into motion and help us MAKE THE EXTRA POINT by beating that record! Thank you from those people who struggle with hunger in our community!

 

GOLDEN AGE

Join us at 2:00pm on February 10 for fellowship, devotions, and a program about “Leaving a Legacy,” presented by Anna Larson from Alerus Financial by the invitation of Sharon’s Stewardship Team. 

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